LEARDI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-14 published
LEARDI, Maria
Peacefully at home on Monday, June 13, 2005 with her family by her side. Maria was the beloved wife of the late Pietro LEARDI. Loving mother of Frank and his wife Cathy, the late Biase and his wife Anna and Antonietta and her husband Cornelio. Sadly missed by her 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. LEARDI is resting at the Eglinton Chapel of McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 1812 Eglinton Avenue West (at Dufferin Street) on Tuesday, June 14 from 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday, June 15 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Thursday, June 16 at 10 a.m. from Immaculate Conception Church, 4 Richardson Avenue. Entombment to follow at Prospect Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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LEARMONT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-13 published
LUXTON, Gillian Carol (née KING)
Born June 23rd, 1942, Dunnville, Ontario. Died September 9th, 2005, Puslinch, Ontario. Gill passed away comfortably at home surrounded by Friends and family, both four legged and two legged, after an illness fought with great spirit and good humour. Eldest daughter of Allan and Elsie KING, and dear wife of Allan William (George) LUXTON. She will be dearly missed by more-than-son Kirk HARRIS, Vikki LEARMONT and grand_son Tyson. Well-loved sister of Jack and Linda KING (Calgary,) Keith and Karen KING (Ajax,) and Shelley KING and John PIERCE (Kingston) and loving aunt to Darren and Katie KING, Cory and Jenna KING, Kelly and Jarl NORTHWOOD, Laura and John DOW, and Travis KING; she cherished the continuing bloodline in Karley, Jaimie, Coleman, and John Daniel. Vera SIMPSON, her friend and fiercest champion, will never find a dearer cause. Special thanks for the loving kindness of Friends Mark DONAHOE and Juanita MICHELIS. The family would like to acknowledge the support and dedication of her health-care team. Gill's compassion and intellect will be remembered both by her patients and by her many colleagues in the Hamilton Health Care system. Those who knew her in her true vocation will remember her commitment to the beauty of the Thoroughbred and the dream of champions. Private interment took place September 10th at Saint John's Anglican Church, South Cayuga. Family, Friends and colleagues are invited to enjoy "a day at the races" to celebrate Gill's passion for life. Please drop by the Northern Dancer Room at Woodbine Racetrack on Rexdale Boulevard in Toronto, Friday, September 16th between 1: 00 and 5:00 p.m., to share our memories and the thrill of the sport. For those wishing to make memorial donations, Gill has requested that they be directed to LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, (416) 675-3993 ext. 3440.

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LEARMONTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
BELLIS, Margaret Farrell
It is with great sadness that her family announces the passing at home of Margaret Farrell BELLIS on January 4, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. She will always be remembered and forever loved by her best friend and husband Kelvin. She was a loving and devoted mother and will be forever missed by her children, Stephen Phillip and Carolyn Margaret (and fiancé Tim STACEY.) Dear sister of Angela WILLIAMS and her husband Peter and their children, Vanessa, Rebecca, Jeffrey, and Michael. Loved daughter of the late Violet Barrett DICKINSON and sister of the late Cindy KENT. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Lynn CROWTHER and her husband Gary. Margaret was especially close to Brenda and Bob LEARMONTH, and their children, her "treasures," Carolann, Christine, and Jamie who brought so much joy to her life. Special thanks to all her wonderful Friends whose continued support and encouragement was greatly appreciated. The family is very grateful and would like to thank the many people who provided kindness and thoughtful care and support from the Community Care Access Centre and the Etobicoke Victorian Order of Nurses and the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, including Dr. Kathleen PRITCHARD, Dr. Andrew SMITH, and Dr. Nina HORVATH. A special thank you to The Grace Hospital and Dr. David SCHWARTZ. Margaret will be deeply missed and forever remembered for her outgoing and energetic spirit, kindness, generosity, wonderful sense of humor, and her courage. Friends are invited to share their memories of Margaret with her family at Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Thursday, January 6, 2005, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Friday, January 7, 2005, at 3 p.m. followed by a reception at the Islington Golf Club. As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Margaret to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or the Toronto Grace Foundation, Palliative Care Unit of Toronto Grace Hospital at 416-925-2251 would be appreciated.

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LEARMONTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-02 published
LEARMONTH, Andrina Manson " Rena"
Passed away peacefully in her 93rd year, at Aurora Resthaven on Saturday, January 29, 2005. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, she immigrated to Canada in 1962 to be with her family, best friend and constant companion, her late sister, Elizabeth (Betty) STORIE and her late husband Bill STORIE. Predeceased by her father Magnus, mother Lillias and sister Christina. Rena was an active and faithful member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. A loving aunt of her nieces Lillias (née STORIE) her husband Bob CHARLES, her nephew Kenneth STORIE, his wife Katherine (née NEWBERRY.) Great-aunt to Scott CHARLES, Grant CHARLES and his fiancée Lisa, Andrew STORIE, his wife Louise, Duane STORIE, his wife Fiona, and niece Nicole NIE (née STORIE) and her husband Wayde. Great-great-aunt to Isabella, Hannah, Declan, William and Connor. Her family and many Friends will sadly miss her. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 5, 2005, 1: 00 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 32 Mosley Street, Aurora, Ontario. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Aurora Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home, Aurora, Ontario., 905-727-5421.

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LEARN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-07 published
RAND, Dorothy P. (née BAKER)
At Woodstock General Hospital on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Dorothy P. RAND (née BAKER) of R.R.#4 Woodstock in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold W. RAND (1994.) Dear mother of George and his partner Barb BETZNER of Curries, Murray and his wife Heather of Dunrobin and formerly of Saint Thomas, Susan LEARN and her husband Edward of R.R.#3 Woodstock. Loved grandmother of Darcie, Dan (Heather,) Jeremy (Cynthia,) and Steve RAND, Sarah and Laura LEARN and loved great-grandmother of Emily, Michael and Matthew RAND. Dear sister-in-law of Ruth BAKER. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Ernest and Philip BAKER. Dorothy was a member of the Women's Institute, the Curries United Church Women as well as a volunteer at Woodingford Lodge. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) Friday 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral will be held in the chapel Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Heather WEAVER- OROSZ officiating. Interment later in Pleasantview Cemetery, Curries. Contributions to the Canadian Red Cross (Tsunami Relief Fund) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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LEARN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-29 published
BRIGGS, Wm. George " Bill"
Peacefully at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, surrounded by his family, Wm. George (Bill) BRIGGS of R.R.#6, Tillsonburg, formerly of Otterville, in his 76th year. Born in Iona Station, Ontario, July 4, 1930. Dear son of the late George BRIGGS and the late former Bertha FALLOWFIELD. Much loved companion of Barbara VERKUIL. Dear father of Bonnie (Philip) LEARN, Tillsonburg; Ted (Teresa) BRIGGS, London; Lisa (John) LANTHIER, Tillsonburg. Proud grandfather of six grandchildren: Joshua, Rebecca; Patrick, Erin; Colton, Nicholas. Predeceased by Eleanor BRIGGS (2002.) Dear brother of Vera (Kenneth) BOUCK, Walsingham and Barb JONES and Moe MONTGOMERY, Stevensville. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a sister Marie MOORE (1979) and a brother-in-law Edward MOORE (2001.) A private family graveside service will be held at Otterville Cemetery at a later date. Donations (by cheque only) to the London Regional Cancer Centre or the charity of your choice can be made at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario (519-842-4238).

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LEARNED o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-17 published
ROLLESTON, Joan Doreen (née FRENCH)
In Thornbury on Tuesday, November 15th, 2005. Joan FRENCH, beloved wife of the late Elwood ROLLESTON, formerly of Magog, Quebec, in her 71st year. Daughter of Anna (LEARNED) FRENCH and the late Harry FRENCH of Sawyerville, Quebec. Loved mother of Bonnie ROLLESTON and her husband Bill MUNS, of Thornbury and loving Nannie of their son Alexander. Fondly remembered sister of Margaret and her husband Duncan EASTMAN of Sawyerville, Quebec and dear aunt of Andrea EASTMAN and Christopher EASTMAN and his wife Karen. A memorial service, officiated by Pastor Jim NEALE, will be conducted at the First Baptist Church in Thornbury on Friday, November 18th at 1: 30 p.m. where a time of remembrance will be shared with the family in the Fellowship Hall following. A family service of committal and interment of Joan's cremated remains will be conducted in Quebec at a later date. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the A.L.S. Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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LEARNED o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-25 published
KRISTJANSON, Leo Friman, C.M., Ph.D., LL.D.
Born February 28, 1932, Died August 21, 2005. He leaves to treasure his memory and dearly miss his presence Jean, his wife of 48 years, children Terri WINTONYK (Brian) of Calgary, Darryl of Regina, Brenda HINZ (Darrell) of Surrey, and Johanne of Gimli, grandchildren Krista, Zachary and Benjamin WINTONYK and Megan, Brent and Robyn HINZ, his brother Larry (Helen,) sister Alda, sisters-in-law Lois KRISTJANSON, Joan KRISTJANSON, Farida KRISTJANSON, Elaine (Jim) McCRORIE, Joyce CAMERON and Marianne CAMERON, brother-in-law Hector CAMERON, and numerous nieces, nephews and Friends. Predeceased by his mother Elin, father Hannes, brothers Burbank, Albert, Kris, and Baldur and his wife Helen, sister Maria and her husband Charles LEARNED, brothers-in-law Monty WESTMACOTT, Don CAMERON, Niel CAMERON, sister-in-law Leonora CAMERON. Leo was born and raised in Gimli, Manitoba and left to pursue higher education in Winnipeg where he met and married Jean in 1957. They settled in Saskatoon where they raised their four children. Leo always believed and was quick to point out to others that his accomplishments, personally and professionally, were the result of their partnership. He valued Jean's love and support above all else. Leo was proud of his family and regularly shared that with his children. Leo received his elementary and secondary education in Gimli where through the encouragement of family and teachers he developed a lifelong interest in learning. He continued his education by obtaining his B.A. at United College in Winnipeg, and his M.A. in History from the University of Manitoba, and his Ph.D. in economics and history from the University of Wisconsin. Leo began his professional career in Saskatoon in 1959 as a researcher, professor and later administrator at the University of Saskatchewan. He retired in 1989 after 9 years as President of the University of Saskatchewan. Leo played a major role in the establishment of a new Agricultural Science Complex, the Institute for the Prevention of Handicaps, the Centre for Agricultural Medicine, the Meewasin Valley Authority and many other initiatives both within the university and with partnerships between the university and other parts of the community. Upon retirement, he returned to his childhood home in Gimli. Leo involved himself in contributing to his community. Through carpentry, fundraising, bringing ideas to fruition and other forms of leadership he found a role for himself in the community. He was happiest when he was immersed in a project. He received many honours over the years including: Member of the Order of Canada, an honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Winnipeg, the Lieutenant-Governor's Medal of the Institute of Public Administration, the Saskatchewan Cooperative Order of Merit, and membership in the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame. Since returning to Manitoba he received many awards and recognitions for volunteerism and heritage. He will always be remembered for the twinkle in his eye, a story for young or old, a strong sense of ethics, boundless patience and optimism. A special thanks to Dr Hobson and his staff for their caring Friendship and ensuring that Leo could fulfill his potential. Thanks also to Dr Rajput of Saskatoon and the Gimli medical staff for their great care. In lieu of flowers donations to the Parkinson's Society, 302-171 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1M4 or another charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. A celebration of Leo's life will be held at the Gimli Park Pavilion on Saturday August 27 at 2 p.m. Neil Bardal Inc. 204- 949-2200

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LEARO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
McINTOSH, Ruth Frances (née DESROCHERS)
Peacefully entered into eternal rest, with family by her side, and was reunited with her beloved husband Jack and son Thomas, on April 22, 2005. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Lynn LEARO (Lindsay HARDY), Robert (Mary Anne), William (Lauren), Mark (Dona), Scott (Dawn), John (Jane), and Craig (Joanne). Proud grandmother of Jennifer, Michael, Michelle, David (Magda), Megan, Summer, Virginia, Bronwyn, Alana, Brandon, Austin, and Evan. Will also be missed by her sister Jane McINTOSH and brother Arthur DESROCHERS and predeceased by her sister Marie BAXTER. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block East of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Sunday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (5440 Durie Rd., Mississauga) on Monday April 25, 2005 at 10 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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LEARY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-01 published
GRAY/GREY- WRIGHT, Joan
On Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Simcoe Manor, Beeton. Joan GRAY/GREY- WRIGHT, life member Ladies Auxiliary Branch No. 329 Tottenham. Loved wife and lover of the late Fred Shearer WRIGHT. Loved mother, mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma to Carol (Nick FAGNANI,) Andrea, Leslie and Michelle, Jayne (Richard LEARY,) Amanda and Jodi, Austin and Kiya, Charles (Judy THORNE,) Jim (Lori THORNE) and Christopher. Dear friend of Diane KENNEDY and her daily friend Mary MENCHENTON, who phoned and visited daily and all legion Friends who phoned and visited. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham, 905-936-3477, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2005. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel 11 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2005, followed by interment in Fraser Presbyterian Cemetery. Free at last from struggling to breath. Remember the love we all shared. Miss me, but let me go. In lieu of flowers, donations to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Newmarket or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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LEARY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-06 published
SUDBURY, Alan William
Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Wednesday, May 4th, 2005, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Muriel LEARY. Loving father of David (Jo-Anne), Peter (Susan), Harold (Betty Ann) and Nancy (Steve). Dear grandfather of Jennifer, Adam, Paul, Jessica, Drew, Jeff, Derek, Brendan, and Kalle. Brother of Archie SUDBURY. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Friday from 7-9 p.m. A Mass will be held on Saturday, May 7th, 2005 at 11 a.m., at St. Michael's Church, Cobourg, followed by a "Celebration of Alan's Life" at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer St. E., Cobourg from 12 noon-2 p.m. Cremation with interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, Cobourg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com.

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LEASA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-26 published
BAUER, Mabel Mae (LEASE)
Mabel Mae (LEASE) BAUER of Brussels passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25th, 2005 at Listowel Memorial Hospital in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Reinhardt BAUER. Dear mother of Orval BAUER and wife Ruth of Brussels, Mervyn BAUER and wife Donna of Brussels, Marilyn CAMPBELL and husband Keith of Rockwood, Joan ROBINSON and husband David MORROW of London, Jean FOX and husband Jim of Kichener, Royce BAUER and wife Brenda of Owen Sound, Darrell BAUER and wife Cathy of Saltillo, Mexico and Cheryl RYAN and husband Paul of Walton. Dear mother-in-law to Jim WARD of Stratford. Dear sister-in-law to Lloyd COOK, Helen LEASA, Hazel LEASA, Albert BAUER and wife Edith and Hulda BAUER. Also loved by her 25 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Doris WARD, 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert Street, Brussels. The funeral service will be conducted from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1 mile west of Gowanstown, on Monday, March 28th at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

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LEASA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-27 published
BAUER, Mabel Mae (LEASE)
Mabel Mae (LEASE) BAUER of Brussels passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25th, 2005 at Listowel Memorial Hospital in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Reinhardt BAUER. Dear mother of Orval BAUER and wife Ruth of Brussels, Mervyn BAUER and wife Donna of Brussels, Marilyn CAMPBELL and husband Keith of Rockwood, Joan ROBINSON and husband David MORROW of London, Jean FOX and husband Jim of Kitchener, Royce BAUER and wife Brenda of Owen Sound, Darrell BAUER and wife Cathy of Saltillo, Mexico, Doug BAUER and wife Sheila of London and Cheryl RYAN and husband Paul of Walton. Dear mother-in-law to Jim WARD of Stratford. Dear sister of Ida FAULHAFER, Pearl McKONE and Mildred THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, all of Stratford. Dear sister-in-law to Lloyd COOK, Helen LEASA, Hazel LEASA, Albert BAUER and wife Edith and Hulda BAUER. Also loved by her 25 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Doris WARD, 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert Street, Brussels. The funeral service will be conducted from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1 mile west of Gowanstown, on Monday, March 28th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

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LEASE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-26 published
BAUER, Mabel Mae (LEASE)
Mabel Mae (LEASE) BAUER of Brussels passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25th, 2005 at Listowel Memorial Hospital in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Reinhardt BAUER. Dear mother of Orval BAUER and wife Ruth of Brussels, Mervyn BAUER and wife Donna of Brussels, Marilyn CAMPBELL and husband Keith of Rockwood, Joan ROBINSON and husband David MORROW of London, Jean FOX and husband Jim of Kichener, Royce BAUER and wife Brenda of Owen Sound, Darrell BAUER and wife Cathy of Saltillo, Mexico and Cheryl RYAN and husband Paul of Walton. Dear mother-in-law to Jim WARD of Stratford. Dear sister-in-law to Lloyd COOK, Helen LEASA, Hazel LEASA, Albert BAUER and wife Edith and Hulda BAUER. Also loved by her 25 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Doris WARD, 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert Street, Brussels. The funeral service will be conducted from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1 mile west of Gowanstown, on Monday, March 28th at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

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LEASE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-27 published
BAUER, Mabel Mae (LEASE)
Mabel Mae (LEASE) BAUER of Brussels passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25th, 2005 at Listowel Memorial Hospital in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Reinhardt BAUER. Dear mother of Orval BAUER and wife Ruth of Brussels, Mervyn BAUER and wife Donna of Brussels, Marilyn CAMPBELL and husband Keith of Rockwood, Joan ROBINSON and husband David MORROW of London, Jean FOX and husband Jim of Kitchener, Royce BAUER and wife Brenda of Owen Sound, Darrell BAUER and wife Cathy of Saltillo, Mexico, Doug BAUER and wife Sheila of London and Cheryl RYAN and husband Paul of Walton. Dear mother-in-law to Jim WARD of Stratford. Dear sister of Ida FAULHAFER, Pearl McKONE and Mildred THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, all of Stratford. Dear sister-in-law to Lloyd COOK, Helen LEASA, Hazel LEASA, Albert BAUER and wife Edith and Hulda BAUER. Also loved by her 25 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Doris WARD, 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert Street, Brussels. The funeral service will be conducted from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1 mile west of Gowanstown, on Monday, March 28th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

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LEASE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Beatrice (née LEASE)
Mrs. Beatrice ADAM/ADAMS, 76, of R.R.#5, Mitchell passed away at L.H.S.C.-South St. Campus, London on Thursday, April 7, 2005. Beloved wife of Harry ADAM/ADAMS whom she married on April 12, 1947. Also survived by their family Gladys Adams REID, Nancy (Henry) POPPE, Valerie (Neil) LANSBERGEN, David (Joan) ADAM/ADAMS, Karen (John) WOLFKAMP, Tom (Bonnie) ADAM/ADAMS, Peter (Kathy) ADAM/ADAMS and Inez (John) CLELAND. Beatrice was a very special grandma to 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Irene FLEISCHAUER, Jean (Bill) WILLMORE and Dalton (Colleen) LEASE. Dear sister-in-law of Pansy HOWELL, Donna (John) McDONALD, Sidney (Ethel) ADAM/ADAMS, Watson (Grace) ADAM/ADAMS and Darrell ADAM/ADAMS. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Frederick and Mary (FINCK) LEASE, sisters Emma and Laura LEASE, both in childhood and Muriel WHITE/WHYTE, brothers-in-law Percy FLEISCHAUER and Bud HOWELL. Beatrice was a devoted member of Main St. United Church, Mitchell. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Camillia LAROUCHE officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Mitchell. Memorial donations to the Cancer Society, Main St. United Church or charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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LEASK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-02 published
LIGHT, Annie Evelyn "Ev" (née LEASK)
Ev passed away peacefully on Monday, May 30th, 2005 at Toronto Grace Hospital in her 84th year. For 62 years she was a caring and devoted wife to Ted who predeceased her by just nine days. She was a loving mother to Gord (and Barb), Ted (and Karen), Greg (and Margaret), Brian (and Pam), and beloved grandmother to Theresa, Matthew, Chris, Todd, Robin, Bridget, Jessica, Jade, Bill, Richard, Lindsay, Ben, Claire, Alex and Nicholas. She is survived by her sister Merle. Ev was born in Marcelin, Saskatchewan on September 9th, 1921. She was a natural athlete who played softball, hockey and rode horses, riding her pony in the Calgary Stampede as a young girl. In her later years she was a enthusiastic curler and golfer. She will be remembered for the ardent care and affection she provided for all her family and loved ones, genuinely delighting in their triumphs and accomplishments, and empathizing fully with their losses and setbacks. She was a passionate gardener and bird watcher - tending flowers and wildlife with same love she showed for her family. She was truly a 'mum' in the fullest sense of the word. Her family would like to thank the staff at Central Park Lodge for their years of care for both mum and dad. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Christ Church Anglican in Meaford, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Ave. W., Ste. 1200, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8. Arrangements entrusted to The Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford. (519) 538 2550.
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LEASK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-18 published
CLAZIE, Viola Jean (née LEASK)
At the Southampton Care Centre on Sunday, October 16th, 2005 in her 96th year, the former Jean LEASK, formerly of Port Elgin and Saugeen Township. Wife of the late Grant CLAZIE. Mother of Jim and his wife Edna of Saugeen Township. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her daughter Isobelle UNDERWOOD, son-in-law Jack UNDERWOOD, grand_son John CLAZIE, parents William and Lily LEASK, brothers Ivan and Gordon LEASK, and by her sister Marjorie SLADE. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 10: 00 to 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19th, 2005. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Bob JOHNSTON officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Southampton Care Centre Resident's Fund or the Port Elgin United Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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LEASK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-09 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Mary Agnes Effie (née REID)
Mary THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Kitchener, formerly of Chesley, passed away at the Westmount Nursing Home, Kitchener on Thursday, December 8th, 2005 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late James Elmore THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Cherished mother of Robert and his wife Isabel of R.R.#3 Teeswater, Audrey FOWLER of Point Severn, Harvey and his wife Nancy of Greenock Township, Shirley and her husband John DAVIS of Mississauga, Marjorie and her husband William LEASK of Mount Forest and Barbara and her husband Terry BAKER of Kitchener. Mary will be missed by her fifteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her sister Ellen McKINNON, brothers Joseph, George, Robert and Harold and her parents William and Margaret (KEYES) REID. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Saturday from 1: 30 until the time of service at 3:30 p.m. spring interment in Douglas Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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LEASK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-14 published
DUNCAN, Raeburn Wellington " Rae" F.C.I.S.
Peacefully with great dignity at his home in Alderwood on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 in his 78th year with his family by his side (longtime member of Rotary Club of Etobicoke and recipient of a Paul Harris Rotary Fellowship Medal). Husband and best friend of Shirley (née NIXON.) Loving father and father-in-law of David and Sue DUNCAN of Ottawa, Deborah of Toronto, Donna and Tom MARTIN of Newton, Ontario, Dianne and Rick LEASK of Etobicoke. Proud and loving Grandpa to 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Will also be sadly missed by his sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and Terry McGINN, and sisters-in-law Win ROSSETER and Violet BAUMANN, and many nieces and nephews who have fond memories of happy farm ventures. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the "Wignall Chapel" of the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes, 62 Long Branch Ave., Etobicoke on Saturday, January 15, 2005 from 1 p.m. for a Memorial Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 2: 00 p.m. followed by reception. If desired, a donation to any charity of your choice, especially children's charities would be greatly appreciated. Grateful thanks from Rae's family to Dr. David SWARTZ of Toronto Grace Hospital, Jean GADSBY Victorian Order of Nurses, Brenda COLDWELL (Interlink) and Ruth BEAR for their tender loving care of our dad.

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LEASK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-02 published
LIGHT, Annie Evelyn "Ev" (née LEASK)
Ev passed away peacefully on Monday, May 30th, 2005 at Toronto Grace Hospital in her 84th year. For 62 years she was a caring and devoted wife to Ted who pre-deceased her by just nine days. She was a loving mother to Gord (and Barb), Ted (and Karen), Greg (and Margaret), Brian (and Pam), and beloved grandmother to Theresa, Matthew, Chris, Todd, Robin, Bridget, Jessica, Jade, Bill, Richard, Lindsay, Ben, Claire, Alex and Nicholas. She is survived by her sister Merle. Ev was born in Marcelin, Saskatchewan on September 9th, 1921. She was a natural athlete who played softball, hockey and rode horses, riding her pony in the Calgary Stampede as a young girl. In her later years she was a enthusiastic curler and golfer. She will be remembered for the ardent care and affection she provided for all her family and loved ones, genuinely delighting in their triumphs and accomplishments, and empathizing fully with their losses and setbacks. She was a passionate gardener and bird watcher - tending flowers and wildlife with same love she showed for her family. She was truly a 'mum' in the fullest sense of the word. Her family would like to thank the staff at Central Park Lodge for their years of care for both mum and dad. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Christ Church Anglican in Meaford, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Ave. W., Ste. 1200, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8. Arrangements entrusted to The Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford. (519) 538 2550.

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LEASK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-13 published
DUNCAN, Raeburn Wellington " Rae" F.C.I.S.
Peacefully with great dignity at his home in Alderwood on Wednesday, January 12, 2005, in his 78th year, with his family by his side (longtime member of Rotary Club of Etobicoke and recipient of a Paul Harris Rotary Fellowship Medal). Husband and best friend of Shirley (née NIXON.) Loving father and father-in-law of David and Sue DUNCAN of Ottawa, Deborah of Toronto, Donna and Tom MARTIN of Newton, Ontario, Dianne and Rick LEASK of Etobicoke. Proud and loving Grandpa to 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Will also be sadly missed by his sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and Terry McGINN, and sisters-in-law Win ROSSETER and Violet BAUMANN, and many nieces and nephews who have fond memories of happy farm ventures. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the "Wignall Chapel" of the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes, 62 Long Branch Ave., Etobicoke, on Saturday, January 15, 2005 from 1 p.m. for a Memorial Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 2 p.m. followed by reception. If desired, a donation to any charity of your choice, especially children's charities, would be greatly appreciated. Grateful thanks from Rae's family to Dr. David SWARTZ of Toronto Grace Hospital, Jean GADSBY, Victorian Order of Nurses, Brenda COLDWELL (Interlink) and Ruth BEAR for their tender loving care of our Dad.

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LEASK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
CLARK, Gertrude Violet " Bunny"
Peacefully, at Markham-Stouffville Hospital, on Thursday, January 13, 2005, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur CLARK. Loving Mom of Lee MOORE, Diane LEASK, Jack CLARK, and Bonnie and her husband Harold BORCHARDT. Proud Grandma of Blair BEATTIE (Leslie,) Craig BEATTIE (Marie,) Stephen LEASK (Mandy,) Debra MANN (William,) Tom and Sarah SAWYER, and Great-Grandma to Ryah, Taylor and Kennedy DALE, Colm and Avery. Friends may call at Stouffville Pentecostal Church, 6853 Main Street, Stouffville, on Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Bible Society.

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LEASK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-06 published
RAINES, Isabel Annie (née LEASK)
Peacefully after a lengthy illness, on Saturday, December 3, 2005, at her daughter's home in Port Perry, at age 86. Isabel (née LEASK,) beloved wife of the late Morley Tate RAINES of Port Perry. Loved mother of Carolyn MENZIES of Port Perry, Marie RAINES of Vancouver and the late Neil RAINES of Sunderland. Dear mother-in-law of Pat RAINES. Loving grandmother of William RAINES and his wife Tina, Robert RAINES and Tamara EMPRINGHAM, Clark MENZIES and his wife Lisa, Todd MENZIES and his wife Tish, Craig MENZIES and his wife Lisa, and Brad MENZIES and his wife Vanessa, and great-grandmother of Rebecca, Kaitlyn, Brianna, Alexander, Jordan, Spencer, Olivia, Jack, Owen, Ella, Dallas, Marcie, Hunter, and Gracie. The family of Isabel RAINES will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Tuesday, December 6th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 7th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Ross CARSON officiating. Interment Bethel Cemetery, Greenbank. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Greenbank United Church Memorial Fund, the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in Port Perry or the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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LEATHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-26 published
JUDD, Montford Leatham (né Frederick Montford LEATHAM)
Died at Chatham Kent Health Alliance on Thursday, November 24, 2005. Born Frederick Montford LEATHAM in Ingersoll on April 16, 1913. Adopted at an early age by Henry and Catherine JUDD. His wife of 45 years, Ruth (MARTIN) JUDD, (R.N.) died in 1988. He is survived by daughter Janice SORRIE (Bill) of Peterborough and son Evan of London. Granddaughter Jessica SORRIE had a wonderful relationship with her Papa. Lee will be missed by his companion and longtime friend Greta SKINNER and her family. Birth sister Ruth CULLIMORE lives in Victoria, British Columbia. As an adult Lee became acquainted with his cousins in the Leatham family and appreciated being included in family events including a trip to Ireland in 1991. During years spent in Chatham and Ingersoll Lee was very active in his community and he had wonderful Friends and neighbours. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Sunday 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Monday, November 28, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Jim CARR officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Ingersoll Kiwanis Club would be appreciated.

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LEATHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-08 published
EVANS, Thomas David John (1923-2005)
John, beloved and devoted husband of Joyce Evelyn (LEATHAM) for 57 years died peacefully on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, surrounded by the love and support of his cherished family; his loving twin daughters and their spouses Ruth (Gary) NORTON, and Janet (John) WOODBRIDGE, and his very special and much loved grandchildren Andrew (Sandra) and Lindsay (Ryan LONG) WOODBRIDGE and Evan NORTON. John was born in South Wales but grew up in Great Crosby, Liverpool, England. He served valiantly with the British Royal Navy from 1943-1946. Upon immigrating to Canada, he worked as a design draftsman before finding a fulfilling career in teaching. After graduating from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Education, he taught at Dunbarton and West Hill Collegiates. He was a technical director for many years, before retiring in 1986. John will be sadly missed by his loving family in England; especially Muriel LEATHERBARROW, Valerie and Alan PHILIPPS, Judith and Trevor JONES John and Maria EVANS; David and Claire EVANS, Chris and Georgina EVANS, Al and Lyn LEATHAM, Shirley and Bill GALLAGHER and their families, and by his many Canadian and American Friends. A celebration of John's life will be held at Saint Margaret's-in-the-Pines Anglican Church, 4130 Lawrence Ave. East, (West Hill) on Monday July 11th 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2: 00 p.m. The family greatly appreciates the outstanding, compassionate care given to him by his doctors and nurses at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital, and the Margaret Birch wing. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Arthritis and Auto Immune Research Centre Foundation (A.A.R.C.) or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

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LEATHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-06 published
DOBSON, R. William " Bill"
Suddenly at Clinton Public Hospital on Monday, September 5, 2005, R. William " Bill" (Dawber) DOBSON of Clinton in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (FLANDERS) DOBSON. Loving father and father-in-law of Timothy and Joni DOBSON of London, Terry and Susan DOBSON and Lisa DOBSON and Terry DAVIES all of Ilderton. Sadly missed by his five granddaughters Julie, Jessica, Melissa, Kiersten and Kelsey DOBSON. Loved son-in-law of Ina FLANDERS of Paisley. Dear brother and brother-in-law of George and Barbara DOBSON of Toronto, Flossie GOLDS of Guelph, Mary LEATHER of Oshawa, Pat and John CSELOTIE of Port Elgin, David and Bev FLANDERS of San Bernardino, California; and Lynda and Pete MAXWELL of London. Predeceased by his parents Francis and Ida DOBSON and by one infant sister Jean Marie DOBSON. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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LEATHERBARROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-08 published
EVANS, Thomas David John (1923-2005)
John, beloved and devoted husband of Joyce Evelyn (LEATHAM) for 57 years died peacefully on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, surrounded by the love and support of his cherished family; his loving twin daughters and their spouses Ruth (Gary) NORTON, and Janet (John) WOODBRIDGE, and his very special and much loved grandchildren Andrew (Sandra) and Lindsay (Ryan LONG) WOODBRIDGE and Evan NORTON. John was born in South Wales but grew up in Great Crosby, Liverpool, England. He served valiantly with the British Royal Navy from 1943-1946. Upon immigrating to Canada, he worked as a design draftsman before finding a fulfilling career in teaching. After graduating from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Education, he taught at Dunbarton and West Hill Collegiates. He was a technical director for many years, before retiring in 1986. John will be sadly missed by his loving family in England; especially Muriel LEATHERBARROW, Valerie and Alan PHILIPPS, Judith and Trevor JONES John and Maria EVANS; David and Claire EVANS, Chris and Georgina EVANS, Al and Lyn LEATHAM, Shirley and Bill GALLAGHER and their families, and by his many Canadian and American Friends. A celebration of John's life will be held at Saint Margaret's-in-the-Pines Anglican Church, 4130 Lawrence Ave. East, (West Hill) on Monday July 11th 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2: 00 p.m. The family greatly appreciates the outstanding, compassionate care given to him by his doctors and nurses at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital, and the Margaret Birch wing. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Arthritis and Auto Immune Research Centre Foundation (A.A.R.C.) or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

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LEATHERDALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-12 published
JOHNSTON, Clayton W.
A resident of Ridgetown, Clayton W. JOHNSTON died at the Village Rest Home, Ridgetown on Friday, September 9, 2005 at the age of 94. Born in Howard Township, son of the late William Albert and Eva (LEATHERDALE) JOHNSTON. Beloved husband of Agnes M. (HUNTER) JOHNSTON for 69 years. Loving father of Barbara and Harry HANSEN of Ridgetown, Bill and Margaret JOHNSTON of R.R.#1 Morpeth and Bob and Carol JOHNSTON of Ridgetown. Grandfather of Valerie and Hal SHAW of Oakville, and David and Cindy HANSEN, Erin and Jeremy WELCH, Evan and Denise JOHNSTON, Lenny and Tracy JOHNSTON, Shane JOHNSTON and Derek and Kelly JOHNSTON all of Ridgetown. Great-grandfather of Ryan and Brady HANSEN, Steven and Kelly SHAW, Marie and Lindsey WELCH, Shelby and Cole JOHNSTON. Brother of the late Willa McCALLUM (2004) and the late Jim JOHNSTON (2002.) Clayton opened Clayt Johnston Motors Limited in 1936 as an agency for Chrysler Corp, Massey-Ferguson, Cockshutt and Shell. He was the original bus owner/operator in Ontario, transporting students to R.D.H.S. commencing in 1940 as C.W. Johnston Bus and Rentals Limited. Clayton was a Charter Member of the Ridgetown Kivanis Club and a member of the Howard Masonic Lodge and Mocha Shrine. He was one of the founding members of Ridge Raceway and a former member and director of Ridgetown Golf and Country Club and a former member of Ridgetown Council. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Monday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 from the Funeral Home with Rev. William VANDERVEEKEN of Erie Street United Church officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. Donations, mady by cheque, to Canadian Cancer Society or Multiple Sclerosis Society appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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